Volusia Students Create is in its 48th year. There are over 120 artworks in the show representing 58 schools in the district. 91 art teachers work incredibly hard on producing the show. Even though the show is virtual this year, every 2-D artwork is professionally matted and framed (by Bryce Hammond, Specialist, Fine & Performing Arts). All of the 3-D artworks are professionally photographed and laid out with multiple views. This year we are missing some of the artist statements from the kids due to our current situation. As you view the exhibit, take some time to read the statements accompanying the artworks. These statements describe inspiration, process, and reflection by the students regarding their work. Student artists across the county at all grade levels incorporate writing into their visual art processes to express whole-student visual literacy.
Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona hosts our Volusia Students Create Exhibition every other year in their physical Galleries. They also provide Professional Learning assistance to our art teachers, and Volusia County Schools regularly presents Professional Learning to our Art Teachers at the Museums’ classrooms. During distance learning, Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona has shared several files of resource artworks for our teachers to use for advanced art curriculum. A special thanks to them for their assistance!
Volusia Students Create is our yearly assessment of all of our schools art programs K-12. The exhibition has three judging phases. The first is by the art teachers from their submission of 10 artworks. The second is chosen by a committee of judges (teacher peers). The third is for the final awards, and this is usually handled by the museum curators and out-sourced college art professors.
The artworks will be judged for awards starting May 15 and winners will be determined by May 18.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Elementary.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Middle School.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for High School.
There are no monetary awards for this particular exhibition. There are ribbons for all students that are chosen to show in Volusia Students Create and Rosette ribbons for those that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at each school level.
Superintendent Dr. Ronald "Scott" Fritz, Volusia County School Board, Instructional Staff, Administration, and Teachers work to ensure that our Volusia County School students have the best quality education and support the arts programs in our schools.
We thank our special guest judges Cameron Vinston, Executive Director of ArtHaus, Port Orange; Pam Coffman, Curator of Education, Museum of Art DeLand; and Jessica Kennedy, Director of Gallery 500, Daytona Beach.
We extend a very special thank you to the more than 96 art teachers across the district that work so hard to encourage student achievement through creative pursuit.
Enjoy the full exhibition virtually below: